How to Remove Stains

Sometimes, when you stain your favorite clothing or a bed sheet, it is always necessary to make sure that you do not ruin the fabric, while removing the stains. To make your job easier, we have a few stain removal tips.
HomeQuicks Staff
There are many types of stains we encounter daily. However, the ones that are most difficult to remove, are dried and stubborn ones. However, it is never too late to remove them. All you need to know is, what kind of stain it is and how you can remove it. For your convenience, there are many products which are available in the market, so you can remove the most stubborn and difficult stains without damaging the fabric in any way. Given below are a few tips to remove all the possible stains you could face.
How to Remove Stains
Ink: This kind of stain can be removed by the use of methylated spirit. Take a soft, absorbent cloth, and pour a few drops of the methylated spirit over it. Now, rub the stained area firmly, till the color of the ink wears off.
Blood: Use salt or biological detergent to remove bloodstains. Soak the stained fabric in cold water, using one of the two options.
Coffee or Tea: Rinse the stain with cold water and the detergent. If it still remains, soak the fabric in a solution of one part vinegar to two parts water for an hour, before rinsing. Similarly, the fabric can also be rinsed in water in which borax has been added.
Curry: Curry stains can be removed by using hydrogen peroxide or biological detergent. This is necessary because they have strong natural dyes that are almost impossible to remove. Dab it with a concentrated solution of biological detergent and water, before laundering. Then, soak the cloth in a solution of hydrogen peroxide. Rinse well with running water.
Lipstick: Lipstick stains can be removed with the help of liquid soap or methylated spirit. Rub the fabric against itself with soap and water. Then, wash it with methylated spirit.
Perspiration: This is a very common stain and can be removed by vinegar or lemon juice. You should soak the fabric in vinegar (but use lemon juice for wool), and then rinse and wash it with warm water.
Red Wine: You can use soda water as the removal agent for these stains. It can be used to get rid of any alcoholic drink stain, not just wine. Rinse the cloth with soda water, and then wash it with warm water.
Rust: Lemon juice is the best solution for this, as it is strong enough to remove rust stains. Rinse the fabric with lemon juice and let it sit for 15 minutes. Then, wash it with hot water.
Shoe Polish: This is a commonly found stain and can be removed with the help of a white spirit. It is not very difficult to remove these stains. Rub some white spirit on the cloth and then rinse it with soap and hot water.